2 dead in Lake County crash involving semitruck

FHP IDs victims as Michael Reese Sr., Michael Reese Jr.


LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – Two men were killed Thursday in a crash in Lake County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers identified the victims as Michael Reese Sr., 65, and Michael Reese Jr., 40, both of Center Hill.

The FHP said Reese Sr. was driving a 2010 Prius east on Austin Merritt Road when he attempted to turn left to travel south on County Road 33. Troopers said he drove into the direct path of a semitruck that was traveling north on County Road 33.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

The semitruck driver was not injured.

The crash is under investigation.

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